I was in Auburn, Alabama the last weekend in October. On Saturday, the 29th, I stopped into the Yarnhouse Studio in Opelika. It serves Opelika and Auburn. The owner, Jan, said that it was the only yarn shop for 90 miles. It is located in beautiful, historic downtown Opelika. It is owned by 2 sisters and they have over 100 years of combined knitting experience. The day that I visited, Jan was working so I got to meet her. She is the person in the picture that you see.
The store looks like it is small when you come to their front door, but, believe me, it is not – the store has 3 large rooms and they dye their own yarn right in the store. I believe that their hand dyed yarn came in all weights. There is no other indie dyer in the area. Yarn lines that they carry are – Cascade, Berroco, Brown Sheep, Baah, Blue Heron, Cestari, Classic Elite, Done Roving, Juniper Moon, Malabrigo, Shibui and others – a great selection of quality yarns. They cater to knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers and felters.
A delightful shop – great lighting – and friendly people. Stop by if you are ever in the area.
Thank you Kathie — you are always so good to remember America’s Knitting, and help us out with a peek into yarn shops around the country. I used to live in Montgomery, Alabama when I was a child. I loved the south, the people are so warm. You did a great job, and this shop looks right up my alley! Click on any of these photo to take a closer look. Please support our local yarn shops~